Last updated: 21 October 2018


All known casualties (between 1991 and 2017)

716 mine/unexploded remnants of war (ERW) casualties: 306 killed; 410 injured


No Mine/ERW casualties were identified in the Republic of Rwanda for 2017. Nine mine/ERW casualties were identified in Rwanda in 2016. One child was killed and three others injured in the Nyanza district when a grenade they had found while collecting scrap metal exploded in their hands.[1] In a separate incident, two men and three boys were killed by a suspected landmine on a former battlefield in the Nyagatare district.[2] Prior to 2016, the last casualties reported in Rwanda occurred in 2011, when the Monitor identified five ERW casualties.[3]

The total number of mine/ERW casualties in Rwanda is not known, and estimates vary. Between 1991 and 2016, 716 casualties were identified in Rwanda (306 killed; 410 injured).[4]

[2]Five killed in Nyagatare in landmine accident,” The New Times, 1 November 2016.

[3]Rwanda: Grenade Injures Two Children,” AllAfrica, 4 March 2011; “One killed as grenade explodes near Kigali,” People’s Daily Online, 29 July 2011; and “Rwanda: 1 mort et deux blessés dans l'explosion d'une grenade” (“Rwanda: 1 killed and two injured due to grenade explosion”), Panapress, 27 July 2011.

[4] In addition to the five casualties from 2011, the Rwandan National Demining Office (NDO) recorded 702 casualties between 1991 and 2008. Email from Maj. Ukwishaka, NDO, 10 May 2009.